This is a guest post by Dr Mya Cubitt (@MyaCubitt), an emergency physician in Melbourne, Australia. This post reflects her own opinions, which are unrelated to the organisations she is affiliated with. Mya thanks Michelle Johnston and Shahina Braganza for their help in preparing this post. One sunny day when my daughter was three years old, after a busy day at kindergarten, we … [Read more...] about Civility and compassion in the playground and the hospital
This is a guest post by Cliff Reid (@cliffreid). Cliff is an emergency physician and prehospital/ retrieval physician with Sydney HEMS. He is the creator of Resus.ME, and co-creator of the RAGE podcast and the Resuscitology course. Chris Nickson (LITFL co-editor) collaborates with Cliff on the RAGE podcast and the Resuscitology projects. You don’t need to go to conferences … [Read more...] about Resuscitology: learning, connection, and positive change
aka Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Peer Reviewers: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia and Dr Mark Little, ED physician QLD, Australia. You are working in far North Queensland and encounter a 20 year old Indigenous man with tonsillitis on your ED short stay ward round. He has been receiving IV penicillin and metronidazole overnight but is deteriorating and now … [Read more...] about Tropical Travel Trouble 011 Tonsillitis and the Bull
aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by … [Read more...] about Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Fever, Arthralgia and Rash
This is a guest post by Dr Michelle Withers (@desertoak), emergency physician at Alice Springs Hospital On February 12th, 2018, a new and completely unique service went live in Alice Springs – the Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre (MRaCC). The Central Australian Retrieval service has been operating from the Alice Springs Hospital in conjunction with RFDS in various … [Read more...] about MRaCC Alice Springs – a retrieval experience like no other!